Aug 31, 2010

Mr. Hermann’s Opus: The Glass Pavilion in Montecito, California

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“This house is my opus. It’s my greatest achievement of a 20-year career” – Steve Hermann

Set within a 3.5 acre estate of oak groves, the Glass Pavilion in Montecito, California envelops you in the natural beauty of its surroundings. There is so much glass, that if you are the ‘stone-throwing’ type, you probably shouldn’t live here…


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THE GLASS PAVILION BY STEVE HERMANN

– List price: $35 million USD
– Location: Montecito, California
– Lot: 3.5 acres
– Size: 13,875 square feet (1,290 sq meters)
– 5 Bedrooms
– 5.5 Bathrooms
– Project duration: 6 years


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How incredible is that couch and fireplace!

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Love the shower and closet on the other side

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UNIQUE FEATURES

– Kitchen with wine room attached, capable of holding several thousand bottles
– A walnut covered art gallery large enough to prominently display 32 cars
– All of the large glass panels are Star Fire glass, an incredibly clear glass usually reserved for jewelery displays


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ARCHITECT’S DESCRIPTION

The Glass Pavilion is a redefining structure within modernism. Steve Hermann has taken the architectural tenets of Mies Van Der Roh’s Barcelona Pavilion and Farnsworth house, as well as Phillip Johnson’s glass house and taken them into the new millennium.

Set within a 3.5 acre estate of oak groves in Montecito, California, lays a home almost entirely of glass. It allows the occupants to be comfortably inside while completely enveloped within nature. Through the use of massive structural beams, the home is able to appear weightless as it hovers above an expansive lawn. No expense has been spared during the six years that it took to complete.


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SOURCES

– Official Site: http://montecitopavilion.com/
Wall Street Journal
Contemporist

*My friend Alistair first sent me this property a couple weeks back. Thank you Mr. Leyland!


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LA-based Hermann has a passion for mid-century modern furnishings, and designed the benches seen in this hallway

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ALL PHOTOGRAPHY BY WM MACCOLLUM

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